While on a scientific mission in northern Canada to study a
huge solar storm, Donovan Nash and his Eco-Watch crew
encounter a Boeing 737 nearly hitting their Gulf Stream and
then crash landing on an iced-over lake. Intrigued by the
crashed jet, and then seeing a young woman escape the
downed plane, Donovan has his pilot land on the lake as
well. He finds her in the snow nearly unconscious. She says
her name is Sofya, and she tells him only one other thing:
"Don't let them know I'm alive, they'll kill everyone."
Donovan wants to know who "they" are, so he returns to the
crash sight with plenty of equipment to investigate.
Meanwhile, Donovan's wife, Dr. Lauren McKenna, and his
daughter Abigail are in Innsbrook, Austria visiting old
friends just before New Year's. When part of the chalet
where they are staying explodes, Lauren and Abigail leave
on horseback to escape the attack. They meet up with their
host and hostess in town and fly to Poland to a safe house.
The attack on Donovan's family has already begun. But who
are the people that Sofya warned him about, and why are
they doing this?
Buckle up for another wild adventure with Donovan
his Eco-Watch team. SECONDS TO MIDNIGHT is another Philip
Donlay thriller that will have you hanging on to your seat
throughout this turbulent ride. Mr. Donlay does an
excellent job of explaining the connections between all the
supporting characters and how they came to be a part of
Donovan Nash's life. Donovan is a larger-than-life
character, strong and resilient, yet humble and realistic.
You'll enjoy high-speed chases by car, horseback,
helicopter and snow-mobile. While most of Donovan's part of
the story is set in Manitoba, Canada, Lauren is jetting
across Europe searching for the same answers as Donovan.
For all you aviation buffs out there, there's plenty of
technical jargon to keep you on your toes in trying to keep
the planes and helicopters in the air. SECONDS TO MIDNIGHT
is another fast-paced, riveting installment in Mr. Donlay's
Nash series, but it can be enjoyed as a stand-
alone. I know I've enjoyed all of them!
While on a routine Eco-Watch flight above northern Canada to
study one of the most powerful solar flares in history,
Donovan Nash and Michael Ross narrowly miss colliding with
another aircraft—a Boeing 737 that’s not supposed to be
there. With the mysterious 737 trailing smoke, Donovan and
Michael watch as the stricken aircraft makes an emergency
landing on a frozen lake.
As the Boeing breaks through the ice and begins to sink, a
figure escapes into the frigid water and manages to climb up
onto the ice. Donovan reaches the lone survivor and
discovers it’s a young woman. Just before she blacks out,
she whispers a dire warning, “Don’t let them know I’m
alive—they’ll kill everyone.” Seconds to
Midnight plunges Donovan Nash and the Eco-Watch
team into a fight for their lives. While Donovan searches
for answers at the bottom of a frozen lake in Canada, his
wife, Lauren, runs from operatives embedded in the top
levels of the Russian Government. With communication in the
Northern Hemisphere crippled by the massive solar storm,
Donovan, Michael, and Lauren battle for each second, as the
clock ticks toward a possible Armageddon.